International Students

International students can expect much the same new student experience as their classmates. However, we are aware that the transition to a new school and a new culture can be challenging in many ways. Here, we note a few programs Deerfield has implemented to address the particular needs of international students.

Orientation & Student Life


New international students are invited to a special orientation program in early September. During the school year, the International Club offers any Deerfield student the opportunity to share his or her culture through informal socializing, dances, and meals. The club also organizes day trips around New England.

In addition to their regular aculty advisor, international students share an International Student Advisor, Francoise Ellis, who oversees the International Student Orientation Program and serves as a resource for our international students throughout the school year. If you need further information concerning international student admission, please contact our International Application Coordinator, Jose J. Briones at